Packard Super Eight Convertible Coupe

By 1938, Packard’s “junior” Six and One-Twenty lines accounted for the bulk of sales, but a full array of “senior” eight-cylinder cars remained in the Super Eight series. The junior convertibles had dropped the rumble seat, but while the Super Eight had a four-passenger convertible Victoria, it also retained a 2/4 passenger convertible coupe with full-fledged rumble seat.

1938 was also only the second year for independent front suspension (via wishbones and coil springs) and hydraulic brakes. Both features greatly improved drivability, making these cars especially popular for tours and other driving events.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2010 at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan.

130 bhp, 320 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed synchromesh manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 134"

Source: RM Auctions

Packard Super Eight Convertible Coupe